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boxer shorts

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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. men's loose-fitting undershorts with an elastic waistband.
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Origin of boxer shorts

First recorded in 1945–50
Also called boxers.
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Related Words

drawersunderwearbriefsshortsunderpantsundershorts

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Historical Examples

  • He clomped down the stairs with his cane, wearing a pair of boxer-shorts and rubber slippers.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for boxer shorts

boxer shorts

pl n
  1. men's underpants shaped like shorts but having a front openingAlso called: boxers
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